Important Tips to Prepare for Bank Interviews

Interviews can be quite scary and intimidating because you want to be in control of all situations you might find yourself to be in, and interviews put you into a dilemma forcing you to think about, Do I have what they need? What are they looking for? Or what questions might they ask? Etc.

There have been horror incidents of job hunters taking texts or phone calls during an interview, or brush their hair or bring out a sandwich or even worse things. You might not want to do any of those things. But there are many other things you have to avoid during a job interview that you might not have thought of before. The hunt for a job is a long and arduous process. These tips are not just useful Bank interviews but also for other competitive exams like UPSC.

Arriving Late

Nothing makes a worse impression than turning up late for your interview. There is always  a reason behind setting a specific time for any interview. Sometimes coming too early can be bad as it can cause anxiety and nervousness. Just make it on time for the interview.


Make sure you go through the Bank’s official website, read through their achievements, management and services. Also, read about the bank’s history in the ‘About us’ section.

  • This will give the interviewer an idea about your efforts and interest in the job.
  • Go through books and blogs relating to RTGS, credit rate, inflation and reverse repo. There could be a major questions relating to these topics in the interview.


Most interviews are conducted in the English language and are a way to test your communication and language skills. Unlike your days studying in CBSE schools It is necessary for you to be fluent in English in order to increase your chances of landing the job.

  • Do not try to speak in accents. Speak in your regular tone that use.
  • Use simple sentences and try not to over exaggerate.


Be honest and clear about what you have to offer to the organisation. Do not claim to know everything anything about your field of work. It is not going convince the interviewers in any way.


A lot can be said about a person from the way he dresses and it has a lot to do with how you're seen by the interviewers. They validate their decision to within the first few minutes of the interviews based on the way you're dressed. Dressing too casually can ruin your chance to progress through the next round. A business suit or a formals shirt of colors gray, navy or black should be preferred to wear in an interview.

Showing up Unprepared

Being prepared can bring a sense of confidence, an organized structure, and primed to talk about you Try to be open to interpersonal dynamics that transpire in real time and speak up in the interview. Be ready and prepared to think on your feet all the time. The interviewer might throw you curve ball, so look to give an out of the box answer than what’s running in your head.

Not Admitting a Flaw

Before researching about the company make sure you do a little research on yourself too. You must be well aware of your weakness and be prepared to answer any sort of questions without hesitation in order to satisfy the interviewer. Try making a list of work related things that you are good at and bring them up during the interview, subtly.

Don’t lose your cool

Sometimes being in an interview can almost be like being in a war zone; you never know what kind of questions the interviewer might throw at you. Try to remain calm in such situations, put aside your ego and give your honest perspective and hope for the best.

Do not lie

This should go without saying but it vital that you do not lie in your interviews. Sometimes people get carried away and lie unintentionally and this could lead to troubles in the future when you are confronted with a helpless situation.

Bio: Kevin Ronith Kumar

Journalism and Psychology graduate and an aspiring writer. Occasional football player and a hardcore foodie.